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Jodie Ann Bell

Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Violent Crime: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lawrence James Arnkoff

    Jodie is highly respected by the legal community in Nashville. She recently received the CJA panel lawyer of the year award for her excellent work. Anyone in need of criminal defense services would be fortunate to have Jodie as their lawyer.


    Lawrence Arnkoff Federal crime Attorney
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  • David Glenn Ridings

    Highly skilled and fierce advocate for her clients. I endorse Jodie without reservation.


    David Ridings DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Bell, Tennent & Frogge, PLLC Law Office

414 Union Street
Suite 904
Nashville, TN, 37219


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the BarNashville Business Journal2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
2014 Panel Attorney of the YearCriminal Justice Act Panel2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerBell, Tennent & Frogge, pllc2007 - Present
Solo PractitionerJodie Bell, Attorney at Law2001 - 2007
Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender1998 - 2001
Law ClerkHonorable Thomas Shriver1997 - 1998
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Arthur K. Wachtel1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nashville Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
CJA Panel for the Middle District of TennesseeMember2005 - Present
Lawyers' Association for WomenMember1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1997 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1997 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Harry Phillps American Inn of CourtN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Clariot, et alNot guilty after jury trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
San Francisco State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TACDL Annual Meeting 2015Putting the Snitch in the (Metaphorical) Ditch2015
CJA Panel Training SeminarIns and Outs of Federal Criminal Defense Practice2015
Lunch and LearnFake Drugs/ReaL Crimes: Controlled Substance Analogues2014
Board of Professional Responsibility Ethics WorkshopEthics and Criminal Law Panel2014